If you are not looking to work many hours a week or if you have a flexible schedule this is an okay place to work for college kids. I have worked here for eight months now and the turn over rate is ridiculous. They are not willing to work around family life or anything other than a printed and verified school schedule. And forget about any religious – more... beliefs you have on going to church because they do not allow for your schedule to be worked around that. One of the managers are sexist and down grades all women. – less
Retail Associate (Former Employee), Ocala, FL – September 5, 2014
This job was always busy and if it wasnt there was always somthing to do. The staff was awesome to work with and Ive never worked retail before so learing something new was great. Managment was very easy to talk to and work with. The hardest part would have to be not having a consistent schedule. The most enjoyable would be interacting with all the – more... customers and helping them with what they need. – less
Receiving Lead (Former Employee), Palm Beach Gardens, FL – September 4, 2014
Cons: working early mornings
Arrive at work around 3-4a.m offload big truck load and put out freight. I would learn new items in the store I didn't know we had and I would learn new techniques on putting freight out faster. Our management gives us a list of everything they wanted done or the previous day. My co-workers was always cheerful and happy even early mornings. The hardest – more... part of working there was probably around the holidays we would get at least 3-4 trucks a week tons of product we have to put out or store in the back room. – less
Productive and fun workplace with great coworkers/managers.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – September 2, 2014
Greeting customers, helping with their wants and needs. Providing information about our products and services. Perform tasks given. Keep sales floor clean. I learned to be more patient and gain more knowledge about our store. Our managers are amazing, they're very strict about policies but we do well enough to keep everything in a good place. My co-workers – more... and I get along very well, we all give and show each other the same respect. The hardest part about my job is trying to give a difficult customer their every want and need when either we don't have it in stock or they're just trying to give us a hard time. The most enjoyable part about my job is that we all get along and have fun no matter what. We know what we need to do to engage our customers and keep them as happy as possible. – less
What a great company to work for! All the way from your discount to the people you work with you will have a good experience. Learned a lot about building relationships with customers so they can always come back and speak to you, how to use time management skills, how to use organization skills, how to fill out proper paper work. The hardest part of – more... the job was dealing with little kids messing up your area because I was in a mall. The most enjoyable was just being there with employees having a great time working. – less
Cashier-Stocker (Former Employee), Oracle Rd Oro Valley – August 23, 2014
I loved staying busy and being able to help people, everyone I worked with was really fun and always happy. Management was there to help you if you needed help or to answer any questions you may have. There really wasn't a hard part of my job because I like staying busy and doing things all the time.
I started working at Sports Authority after the birth of my second child. It was a part-time job that enabled me to provide health benefits for my family while working less hours so I could stay at home more with my children. Against the seemingly popular opinion, working with the public was something that I truly enjoyed. Being a lead cashier I was – more... able to train new employees and work in the cash office balancing tills and the safe. While the pay was not substantial, the schedule was exactly what I needed at the time that my dauther was born. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Omaha, NE – August 19, 2014
Cons: low pay, few hours, and very high turnover rate
The job is always changing and new things are learned about products and a daily basis. If you don't know or cant find out something quick about a product chances are the sale is not going to happen. Days for me consisted of 6-8 hour shifts depending on school schedules. During my time at Sports Authority I have seen numerous employees come through – more... that has given be both promotions from one position to another, and unfortunately back to that old position many times due to high turnover. I have also seen and entirely new management change during my time at Sports Authority. The hardest part about the job has been changing with the management and the hectic and sometimes chaotic pace with all new employee's, the under trained, and under appreciative new employees sometimes got to be stressful. The most enjoyable part of my job is making friends with all the people that have come through the store as well as helping a customer out and having them tell you what great help I have been and seeing them come back and myself remembering them and asking how the product worked out for them. The shocked look on their face of me remembering them and what they bought is priceless. – less